Paula Joy Benson has a reason to celebrate her middle name. It portrays exactly how she feels since starting her weight loss journey two years ago.
At 52 years old, Paula is experiencing life again—only this time, the journey looks a little healthier.
A native to Maine, Paula has always enjoyed an active lifestyle. She’s an avid fan of snow shoeing, and loves enjoying other outdoor activities with her two adult children, Amber and Adam.
Even for someone who has only recently struggled with weight, Paula and her husband, Dan, have always tried to teach their children the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
For Paula, her struggles with weight almost seemed to come up out of the blue. She examined her lifestyle and realized that certain activities were the cause of her newly found frustrations.
“It was about two years ago when I realized I needed to lose weight,” says Paula. “One of the things I struggled with most was the fun aspect of eating out. Society really drills this notion into you that eating out is fun, and I realized it was one of my favorite recreational activities.”
Although she never struggled with weight before, Paul also knew she needed to make a change after the birth of her first grandchild. It was then that she also took notice of just how much her eating habits had changed over the years.
“I was eating out more, and my weight was showing it,” says Paula. “I became desperate and began asking myself: ‘Where do I run, and where do I turn to?’”
Paula was a grandmother now and wanted nothing more than to be able to play with her grandson. Her recent weight gain, however, was preventing her from keeping up, which wasn’t doing much for her self-esteem either.
“I didn’t feel good about myself, and realized that I had to change,” says Paula. “I wanted to get back to my old self.”
This was a priceless realization for Paula, who knew that good health was invaluable. While watching an episode of Dr. Phil one day, she heard about bistroMD and decided to do some research.
“As soon as I went to the website and looked at the food, I was sold,” says Paula. “BistroMD is exactly what I needed. The food is amazing, and for once, I feel like I have freedom.”
After just a few months on the program, Paula has managed to lose over 15 pounds. She’s also learned some very valuable life lessons when it comes to eating right.
“I’ve really learned about portions, and that you don’t need to eat everything on your plate to feel satisfied,” says Paula. “That’s been the most valuable lesson.”
Paula has been so pleased with her weight loss that she’s shared her success with almost anyone who will listen.
“You can’t put a price on good health, and bistroMD has been an invaluable tool,” Paula says. “The food is just amazing and the whole program has been very accommodating. It fits perfectly with my active lifestyle.”
Paula continues to make a commitment to health and is at the gym every evening at 7:30, right after work. Her and her husband, Dan, are continuing to make healthy choices by eating healthier and embracing the benefits of physical activity.
“Even if obesity and being overweight runs in your family, it doesn’t mean it has to happen to you,” says Paula. “I feel so great, and I’ve been so happy with the results, that I just want to shout it out to the world.”
For Paula, one of the biggest joys is just going to the freezer and heating up her meals. The convenience and the taste of bistroMD have definitely played a big role in her remarkable transformation.
“There really isn’t a meal that I don’t like,” says Paula. “It’s great that I can just go to my refrigerator, get what I want to eat, and then just heat it up. The food tastes so good, I often think, ‘wow, my grandmother use to make something that tasted so similar.’ The variety is also fantastic!”
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